CFP Dec 21, 2012

Liquidity (London, 14 Jun 13)

Middlesex University London, Jun 14, 2013
Deadline: Feb 1, 2013

susan pui san lok

Liquidity - Practice Research Symposium

This one-day practice research symposium sets out to explore the many
articulations, explorations, and manifestations of 'liquidity' in
contemporary visual and material culture, history and theory. The
symposium offers a unique opportunity for practitioners, researchers
and scholars working across different fields to engage with any topic
related to 'liquidity' broadly conceived.

'Liquid modern life is a daily rehearsal of universal transience.
Today's useful and indispensable objects, with few and possibly no
exceptions, are tomorrow's waste. Everything is disposable, nothing is
truly necessary, nothing is irreplaceable. Everything is born engraved
with the brand of death. Everything is offered with a use-by date
attached. All things, born or made, human or not, are until further
notice dispensable. Paraphrasing an old and famous statement, I would
say that a spectre hovers over the liquid modern world, over its
denizens and all their labours and creations; and that is the spectre
of redundancy.'
Zymunt Bauman, 'Liquid Arts', in Theory, Culture and Society, 2007,
v.24(1): 117-126

We invite 20-minute presentations from artists, curators, academics,
research students, and other professionals in relevant fields -
including art, design, architecture and social sciences - that focus on
critical and socially-engaged examinations of 'liquidity'. Proposed
themes include:

liquid anxieties - liquid architectures - liquid archives - liquid arts
- liquid cities - liquid cultures - liquid design - liquid economies -
liquid histories - liquid identities- liquid languages - liquid love -
liquid memories - liquid modernities - liquid places - liquid sites -
liquid states - liquid technologies - liquid thinking - liquid values

Please submit abstracts of up to 300 words together with a 100 word
biography by Friday 1 February 2013 to <s[dot]lok[at]mdx[dot]ac[dot]uk>
with 'CfP Liquidity Symposium' in the subject line.

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